Simon Vozick-Levinson
June 11, 2008 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Who likes long speeches at awards ceremonies? Well, I do, sometimes, if the speeches are good… but never mind that! In general, they are a blight on our nation, so kudos to the Webby Awards for insisting each year that their honorees for the best in online culture must limit their “thank yous” to a strict five words. Last night, the Webbys anointed my hero Stephen Colbert as Person of the Year. (Of course they did — he’s the Person of Every Year!) He chose his five words wisely: “Me, me, me, me, me!” Indeed. Humor winner, meanwhile, responded the only way they know how: “We haz too webbyz? Kthxbai!!1!” Even the venerable New York Times, which triumphed in the Newspaper category, came through with a lil’ LOL of its own: “Eliot Spitzer, we thank you.” (And I thank the subversive intern who no doubt wrote that line.)

Okay, this is getting way too long for a post about brevity, so I’ll turn it over to all of you. Which three current movie/TV/music/books/games/Web items made it onto your Must List this week? (And don’t worry about the five-words thing, of course, if you feel inspired to rhapsodize at further length.) Please include your e-mail addressso that we can get in touch with you in case we decide to use yoursubmission in the magazine. Deadline is 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 12.

You May Like